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Roger Lewis Jr. wants Eli Manning’s autograph on keepsake football

New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis, center,

New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis, center, celebrates his touchdown with running back Bobby Rainey and wide receiver Sterling Shepard against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of an NFL football game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Giants rookie receiver Roger Lewis Jr. said he’ll ask Eli Manning to sign the football he caught in the end zone on Sunday for his first career touchdown. Lewis got to keep the ball even though that particular pass had some historical significance for the quarterback as well.

Lewis’ first touchdown was also the 300th TD pass for Manning.

“No problem,” Manning said on Tuesday, admitting he didn’t even know it was a milestone scoring pass. “He can have it. It’s his first one, I’ve got 300 other ones. That first one is a special one and he deserves it.”

Manning recalled his first touchdown pass. It was a 6-yarder to Jeremy Shockey in 2004. He still has the ball, just like Lewis.

“I didn’t ask [Shockey] to sign it,” Manning said. “I’m sure he would have, but I have the ball. They marked it up and stuff.”

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